Lately, the repository has been taking +10 hours to compile all the packages. I think that’s a lot for a little more than 250 packages, most of them small utilities and/or Continue Reading
-bin files from AUR, built in a DEV1-L (4 cores, 8 Gb RAM) virtual machine from Scaleway.
Thanks to the suggestion made by ‘guser’, I’ve added my repository to the Arch Wiki, in the non-signed section. I hope Arch Linux users may find it useful. Continue Reading
My Arch/Manjaro (and any other Arch-based distro) repository continues to receive more packages from AUR. But this post is not about that. I’m writing this because I published the scripts I’m using to build the packages for userrepository.eu. You can get them at Github.
Ever since Carlos Silva left a comment on my last post about this repository, I was left wondering if it wouldn’t be better to migrate my current VM to Scaleway. The price/specs seemed better and for the marginal difference of €1 I would get a dual-core virtual machine with 2GB of RAM and 50Gb of disk space.
After a couple of weeks of reflection, I bought a “Start1-S” VPS for €3,99/month and I’ve been (successfully) testing aurto to manage the repository updates. Things have been working out so great that I bought the userrepository.eu domain.
(I will add a certificate to the website, I promise!)
The address has all the instructions for you to add it to your system. But in case you can’t visit right now, here’s what you need to add to the /etc/pacman.conf file:
Server = http://184.108.40.206
SigLevel = Optional TrustAll
I remind you, dear reader, that this repo only contains AUR packages.
Due to my own dumbness (I mistakenly deleted my Ubuntu partition), I installed Manjaro, using the Manjaro Architect release, on my laptop. I’d been thinking about doing it for a while and finally made it because I was too stupid to read the instructions from cfdisk. The shit you create yourself because you’re in a hurry…
Anyway, after installing Manjaro, I started reading a bit about this distro packaging and how I could leverage AUR and binary packages. Inspired by the work of Arcan1s, I bought a cheap VPS from OVH [almost €3/month] and built my repository using Arcan1s scripts. It took a bit of fiddling around the config file and the scripts to customize it to the VPS low raw power, but I eventually got it.
One thing you’ll notice is the packages are not signed. I do intend to start signing them but I don’t have a time frame for that just yet.
If you want to try out my repository, made from AUR packages, add this to your /etc/pacman.conf file:
Server = http://220.127.116.11/$arch
SigLevel = Optional TrustAll
The server checks for updates for the packages every 6 hours. This is mainly due to the fact that the VPS is low end – only 1vCPU @2GHz, 2GB of RAM and 20GB of disk space.